Monday, November 21, 2011

Déjà Vu Blogfest!

First I'd like to thank everyone who offered advice and/or moral support on my cry for help last Friday.  I think I've got the basics figured out at least enough to join and promote the Blogfest I was talked about.

It's a cool little Blogfest. I found it on Lydia Kang's blog The World is my Oyster.  It's the

The idea is to dig out one of your favorite past posts - a big news post or something especially fun or informative, whatever - and re-post it on December 16th.  This should make December 16th a "Best of" day for everyone who participates.  How fun and how easy is that?

Okay, if I've figured out Mr. Linky at all (and this is still questionable), you should be able to sign up here:

If not, just hop over to Lydia's blog and join from there.
And thanks for not laughing at my technical ineptitude.
Looking ahead, our family is celebrating two holidays this week.  Thanksgiving, of course, but also on that day, I become the grandmother of a *gasp* teenager.  My eldest grandson is turning thirteen.  Wow, I feel old.
Then (first birthday)

and now.

Happy Birthday, Drake.
Groaner of the Day:  A debt collector knocked on the door of a country family, that made their living weaving cloth.
"Is Jack home?" he asked the woman who answered the door.
"Im sorry," the woman replied. "Jack's gone for cotton."
A few weeks later the collector tried again. "Is Jack here today?"
Once again the answer was "No, sir, I'm afraid he has gone for cotton."
When he returned for the third time and Jack was still nowhere to be seen, he complained, "I suppose Jack is gone for cotton again?"
"No," the woman answered solemnly, "Jack died yesterday."
Suspicious that he was being tricked, the collector decided to wait a week and investigate the cemetery himself. But sure enough, there was poor Jack's tombstone, with this inscription: ...
"Gone, But Not for Cotton."

(oh, that's so bad)


Kay Theodoratus said...

The link works, but I don't know what to do with it.

LD Masterson said...

Kay - did you get to a box thingy where you can enter your name and URL (replacing mine)? Did you try entering anything?

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

And you look younger now!
I'm all signed up for DL's blogfest.

Sarah Pearson said...

Happy birthday Drake. And that groaner was so bad it was awesome - even my honey smiled :-)

Maria Zannini said...

Holy cow! What do you feed that boy in Ohio? He's huge!

Happy birthday, Drake!

LD Masterson said...

Alex - You sweet talker you. The hair color alone speaks volumes.

May I ask how you signed up for the blogfest? I'm still trying to figure out if my linky thing works.

LD Masterson said...

Sarah - Glad to have made you both laugh. I've got to admit it cracked me up.

LD Masterson said...

Maria - Have you not seen any pictures of his dad? He looks like a mid-sized building.

Biggest concern for Drake is his shoes. He grows one more size and he moves into the special order catalogs. (His Dad wears 15 EEEE.)

Sarah Ahiers (Falen) said...

Yay!!! Happy birthday Drake!! I hope you have a lot of fun and get some awesome presents!

Cate Masters said...

So cute! Love the pics. How wonderful to share all those memories. And yikes, he is tall. :)

LD Masterson said...

Sarah - I'll give him your good wishes.

One present he already knows about - he's going to see Les Miz tomorrow night. Very excited.

LD Masterson said...

Cate - I remember when he measured himself against me all the time, wanting to be as tall as I am
(5'4"). Now he likes to rest his chin on my head, just because he can. Lord only knows where he'll stop.

Larri @ Seams Inspired said...

Sounds like a fun blog fest. Thanks for sharing. What a handsome grandson you have! He's going to be a heartbreaker ☺

Oh, that groaner! Thanks for the giggle. Happy Monday! ☺

Mason Canyon said...

That does sound like a fun blogfest. I look forward to your post. Happy Birthday to your grandson. A handsome young lad. Cute groaner.

Thoughts in Progress

Denise Z said...

Thank you for making me laugh today:)

LD Masterson said...

Larri - And thank you. We grandmother types eat up compliments on our grandkids.

Since I didn't get back here last night, I'll wish you a happy Tuesday.

LD Masterson said...

Mason - Is this where I admit I have no idea what post I'm going to re-post?

LD Masterson said...

Denise Z - You're welcome. Thank you for commenting.

LD Masterson said...

Follow up note to Sarah Ahiers - I had Drake look at my blog last night so he could see the birthdays wishes. After deciding he really was cute on his fist birthday, he started reading the comments, stopped at yours and said, "Hey, that's the lady who let me read her book. It was great."

You have a fan.

Liz Fichera said...

I love those happy pics! :) Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

LD Masterson said...

Thanks, Liz. And a very Happy Thanksgiving to you, too.

DL Hammons said...

Thanks for the mention of our blogfest!! I have a feeling its going to be a truly awesome day!! :)